Field work at Svalbard
– By: Martine van den Heuvel-Greve –
Arrival at Svalbard
This year we have a 3-women’s team of the Wageningen University and Research Centre conducting fieldwork in Ny-Ålesund, the research station at northwest Svalbard: Tinka Murk (professor in Marine Animal Ecology at Wageningen University), Isolde Puts (former student of Wageningen University) and Martine van den Heuvel-Greve (polar scientist at IMARES Wageningen UR).
We arrived in Ny-Ålesund on Monday June 13 2016, after a marvellous flight over the glaciers. Here we are staying in one of the yellow houses of the Dutch Arctic station, managed by Maarten Loonen of the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen. We share the station with bird scientists of the University of Groningen that monitor the reproduction success of the barnacle goose and the arctic tern.
Read here for our experiences.